Reynolds, Miller, Stanley, Devine, Wells, Martin Are 42nd Streeters at Goodspeed

News   Reynolds, Miller, Stanley, Devine, Wells, Martin Are 42nd Streeters at Goodspeed James Lloyd Reynolds, Laurie Wells, Austin Miller and Kristen Martin are among principal players in the new Goodspeed Musicals production of 42nd Street, to play April 17-June 28 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT.

Austin Miller
Austin Miller

Reynolds makes his Goodspeed debut as director Julian Marsh; Wells, a Broadway Mamma Mia! veteran, is diva Dorothy Brock; Miller, a popular contestant on the TV reality competition "Grease: You're the One That I Want," will be tenor Billy Lawlor; and Martin will make her Goodspeed debut as chorus girl who makes good, Peggy Sawyer.

42nd Street, the classic backstage tale of the creation of a musical during the Great Depression, will be directed by Ray Roderick (co-creator of I Love a Piano) and choreographed by Rick Conant.

42nd Street features music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin and book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. It's based on the Warner Bros. film of the same name and the novel by Bradford Ropes. The 1980 musical includes "Lullaby of Broadway," "We're in the Money," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and the title number. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Abner Dillon will be played by Erick Devine; Jonathan Stewart will play Pat Denning; Dale Hensley will play Bert Barry; Dorothy Stanley will play Maggie Jones; and Jenifer Foote will be Annie Reilly.

Members of the ensemble are Alissa Alter, Kelly Day, Brandon Davidson, Erin Denman, Tim Falter, Joe Grandy, Chad Harlow, Elise Kinnon, Ashley Peacock, Kristyn Pope, Colin Pritchard, Ernie Pruneda, Tara Jeanne Vallee and Erin West. The swings will be Tyler Albright and Emily Thompson.

The production team includes scenic designer Howard C. Jones; costume coordinator will be David H. Lawrence; lighting designer Charlie Morrison; music director Michael O'Flaherty; assistant music director William J. Thomas. 42nd Street is produced for Goodspeed Musicals by Michael P. Price.

Opening is May 13. For more information call (860) 873-8668 or visit goodspeed.org.